Jscreen & You

January 27, 2023
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  “Due in part to my medical background and to my passion for Judaism I knew that bringing JScreen to my community was something very important to me. Taking care of children in the pediatric ICU has exposed me to numerous genetic diseases as well as knowing people in my own community whose families have

November 23, 2022
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  At JScreen, we believe that a combination of education, access to state-of-the-art testing technology, and personalized support by qualified medical professionals are key to preventing devastating genetic diseases and helping people live healthier lives. As the only national non-profit program offering genetic testing and counseling, we help fulfill that mission every single day.  

October 20, 2022
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  23 years ago, this past March my husband, Jim and I lost our firstborn, Corey to Niemann-Pick Type A Disease, a severe and currently incurable neurodegenerative disorder.    Corey passed away at the young age of 2 ½. Today, Corey would have been 25 years old. While the years have passed, and time has

October 4, 2022
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  Twenty-six years ago, our father was diagnosed with Gaucher disease. A “simple” broken shoulder turned into years of getting the wrong treatments and one false diagnosis after another until one doctor encouraged further genetic testing. It was at that point, Gaucher disease became a huge part of our family. For the last twenty-six years,

September 21, 2022
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  I am a proud Previvor. I’m the daughter and granddaughter of breast cancer survivors and my father was lucky enough to discover his prostate cancer very early on. Considering my family history with cancer, in 2012 I decided to get genetic testing to see if I had one of the BRCA gene mutations. I

August 25, 2022
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  While walking through Target the other day, we passed a 23andMe testing kit display. I made a comment about how the display was half empty to my husband, who replied “Classic. You go to Target to pick up some hand soap and cereal and you walk out with your entire genetic map!” I laughed